MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 500m, Version 4Entry ID: MOD10_L2
Abstract: MODIS/Terra Snow Cover 5-Min L2 Swath 500m (MOD10_L2) contains snow cover and quality assurance (QA) data, latitudes, and longitudes in HDF-EOS format, along with corresponding metadata. Latitude and longitude geolocation fields are at 5 km resolution, while all other fields are at 500 m resolution. Version 4 (V004) has two separate snow cover fields: one incorporating the original cloud mask, and ... another using a less cloud-conservative mask. MODIS/Terra V004 data extend from 24 February 2000 to Dec 31, 2006. MODIS snow cover data are based on a snow mapping algorithm that employs a Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) and other criteria tests. The only data available for Version 4 (V004) is the Golden Month, which is a sample of V004 data covering the time period 29 August 2002 (day of year 241) through 7 October 2002 (day of year 280). The Golden Month is only available by special request by contacting NSIDC User Services. Please note that NSIDC now has a complete series of Version 5 data, which is the highest version number now available and represents the best quality of data.
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: DATSAV2 is a discontinued format, replaced by DATSAV3.
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PROCESS DESCRIPTION: DATSAV3 has been fully integrated into ISD.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: DATSAV3 is a discontinued format, replaced by AFCCC Historical Surface Weather Observation Database (DSI-9966).
PROCESS DATE: 19950101
PROCESS DATE: 20010101
PROCESS DATE: 20080101
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: Please See Summary
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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Province or State: North Carolina
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-10-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21